KNC 24 Walderslade - Final round & League winners
2019 - 20 Night Cup series declared complete
Thu 12 Mar 2020
There was a close finish in some categories! Neil & Alison were clear winners.....
Type of event: Local, Night, Score, Street
Type of terrain: Urban, Woodland
There was a close finish in some categories! Neil & Alison were clear winners of the Men's and Women's Cups, but there was a tie on points in the Veteran Women's class and 4 were in the running for the Nick Hope Cup. After reference to the Rules in the event of a tie, the prizewinners are:-
Men: Neil Crickmore
Women: Alison Howe
Junior Women: Ffion Bricknell
Veteran Men: Brendon Howe
Veteran Women: Jane Lambert
SuperVeteran Men: Ian Ditchfield
SuperVeteran Women: Sarah Howes
Nick Hope Cup: Sam Prior
Well Done, not only the prizewinners, but all who turned out on a winter's night for an adventure in the forest. We expect to have the presentations at the first round of the 2020-21 KNC season.
Our thanks go to the Planners, Organisers and Officials within the clubs - Saxons, Dartford, Southdowns and Mole Valley - that make the series possible.
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Chatham
- Grid Ref: TQ758623
- Postcode: ME5 9HP
- Latitude: 51.33309
- Longitude: 0.51958
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Nearest Postcode: ME5 9HP From M2 J3 follow signs for Walderslade, after exiting the roundabout turn right at the traffic lights and then left at the roundabout into Fostington Way. Then take the first right into Tunbury Road and first right again into Catkin Close. The entry to the car park is 100m on the right. Note: There is a height restriction at the car park entrance (alternative parking is available).
Nearest Railway station: Chatham 4.5 miles
Registration & Start Times
Registration: 18:45 to 19:15 (please don’t be late).
Please bring your SI dibber to Registration (if you have one). For event safety purposes you will be asked to fill in a KNC Registration Form 2019/20(if you haven’t done so at a previous event).
Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.
Food orders to Neil by 7pm Monday 9th March
60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 90 – 109; visit as many as you can. 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes. Controls will be collected after 70 minutes (course closing time). No control groups, no changeover controls.
Juniors (age 15 or younger) are welcome to take part but must be accompanied by an adult (condition of British Orienteering insurance for Street events)
If you are new to Night Orienteering and would like someone to help you get started please email the organiser or make yourself known on the night.
1:10,000 scale map, 5m contours, updated 2019. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.
Controls will not be SIAC enabled. Separate/loose control descriptions are not provided.
Explanation of Score courses
You don't have to visit all the controls! There is usually a time limit, instead of a set course. Points are scored for visiting controls, and deducted for finishing over the time limit. You decide which controls to visit, and in which sequence. Sometimes controls have different points values. You will need to carry a watch or phone, so you know how long you have been out.
Entry on the Day: Seniors (British Orienteering members) £4, Non-members of BO £6. Juniors & students £3. Group: £10 (1 dibber; map for each participant). Dibber loan: Free
Please email the organiser if you intend coming so we know how many maps to print (a few spares will be done).
SPORT IDENT dibbers to borrow if you don’t have one. Carrying some sort of torch is advised since there are areas with few street lights. Wearing High Visibility clothing is strongly advised.
An Emergency contact number will be printed on the map. Carrying a mobile phone is strongly recommended, especially for newcomers. You can let us know if you are lost or late, and we can contact you if you have not returned.
Urban and Woodland area – streets, paths and alleyways some woodland paths. The majority of controls are on street paths you will most likely cross wooded areas which are very muddy, so may wish to use trail shoes, providing they don’t have spikes.
Apres O & Prizegiving: Apres-O at The Lower Bell, 201 Old Chatham Road, Bluebell Hill, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7EF. Orders for food required by 7pm Monday 9 March. Menu online: http://www.lowerbell.com
Late news! - as of Mon 9th March the pub was having problems with their WiFi and were therefore unable to take card payments.
In case this persists until Thursday, please try and bring cash to pay for your meal.
Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.
Contacts / Officials
Planner /Organiser: Neil Bricknell
Planner/Organiser: Ffion Bricknell
Health, safety and other important information related to events.
On 12 October a new system of Covid restrictions was introduced which means that local areas in England have been placed in one of three tiers. Anyone taking part in an orienteering event or activity must ensure that they are aware of the local Covid alert level both in their home area and at the intended venue for their activity, and act in line with the restrictions that apply. When travelling to orienteering events, please take into consideration that this may involve travelling into an area in a different tier, and also that tier definitions may change.
To ensure that we comply with Government and British Orienteering guidelines and make our events Covid secure and safe for participants and volunteers, all events will be pre-entry, pre-payment and for Saxons and BO members only.
During the on-line entry process, you will select your preferred start window from those available for your course. You must then make payment to reserve your start window. Please do not turn up at the event unless you have pre-entered.
On event day turn up for your allocated start slot
Always respect others & social distance even when orienteering
Please move away from the map box after collecting your map.
At control sites do not touch the control, and move through quickly.
Do not congregate at the Finish.
At Download ensure you are drip and spittle free before downloading.
Ticks and Lyme Disease: Ticks are common in areas where we go orienteering, more information about ticks.
Training and help is available from qualified coaches. Please contact the organiser.
Data Protection: Your personal information provided for this event or obtained from registration databases will be used to process your entry, publish results, check for missing runners and trace missing SI cards.